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I love Christmas!!!!!!!! I've already made a few different cupcakes this holiday season, but I made one today that stopped me in my tracks....
I can't have dairy, so I'm always on the hunt for great dairy free cupcakes, and especially FROSTING.
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First off... I love this book!!! It is so cute and I have loved every frosting I have made from it...
THIS frosting DOESN'T come from this book... but it did help me figure out how I could make a dairy free frosting...
OKAY... here is the best part!!!!
Dairy Free- CANDY CANE FROSTING
1 c. Crisco shortening
1/2 c. dairy free "butter" spread* (use regular unsalted butter room temp if not going dairy free).
6 c. powdered sugar
4 Tbs water
1 1/2 Tbs clear vanilla extract
4-5 peppermint candy canes blended to a fine powder with your blender/magic bullet. I use my magic bullet for this recipe and it makes it SO easy!
In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream the "butter"and shortening together. When they are creamy add the powdered sugar, while mixing, 1/3-1 c. at a time (whatever works best for you-- you just want to add it in increments). About halfway through adding powdered sugar add 2 Tbs water. Keep mixing and add the rest of the powdered sugar in increments. Then add the vanilla and the other 2 Tbs water. Also add the candy cane powder. Mix on low-medium for 5 min until nice and fluffy!
With a piping bag and a big tip, pipe the frosting onto your cupcakes and enjoy!!
Seriously... I LOVE that I can eat this frosting! My house smells AMAZING and I had to force myself to stop eating the dang frosting and actually pipe it on my cupcakes. SO Candy-cane-y and DELICIOUS!!!
* This is the Dairy Free butter-spread I use
Now for the cake... (also dairy free)
Dairy Free- Chocolate Cupcakes
These are a cake mix-based cupcake so they are super easy... Here's what you do.
1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake mix (check the ingredients! Certain brands don't have milk in them, and others do... so if you are looking for dairy free check the ingredients. I have found the Western Family brand doesn't have milk usually).
3 x-large eggs
1/2 cup. veggie oil (or use melted butter for non dairy free)
1 1/3 c. almond milk (or reg milk if you don't want to go dairy free).
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Whip the eggs a little with a fork in a small bowl. Then add them to the mixing bowl with the oil. With a hand mixer mix those together. Whisk up the cake mix in another mixing bowl to get the lumps out. Then add the cake mix to the egg-oil mixture a little at a time (alternate between adding cake mix and almond milk). Add to cupcake pan with liners and bake 20-25 min.
When a toothpick comes out clean then they are done. Take them out and let them cool...
I think this is my favorite frosting that I have ever made. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
And Happy Holidays!
For another Dairy Free (and Egg Free) chocolate cupcake recipe... click HERE
Ps. I have been listening to this song on loop for like the past hour! Enjoy!